How to Disable Notification Previews WhatsApp Android Device

Disable WhatsApp Notification preview Android
Disable WhatsApp Notification preview Android

Do you know how to disable notification preview for WhatsApp on Android phones? WhatsApp is a great messaging app and 1.5 billion monthly active users. The WhatsApp messages platform will allow you to protect your privacy and hide content in WhatsApp Message notification.  It allows users to protect their WhatsApp content. Let scroll down the post to know steps to disable WhatsApp Message Previews on Android devices.

As you received and noticed that WhatsApp messages notification appear sender names and provide a brief preview of WhatsApp messages on your Tablet or android phone.

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Although, a small brief preview of the Message has appeared in WhatsApp Message Notifications. It is still will enough for someone smart person to imagine the means or purpose and the complete content of the message by taking a view at WhatsApp Message Previews.

Let’s show you in the below steps to disable or Hide or turn off WhatsApp Message Previews on Android devices. You will also learn the steps to Hide WhatsApp Message Sender Names from displaying on the lock screen of the Android phone.

How to Disable Notification Previews for WhatsApp on Android Device

Until your mobile is locked down and someone who took your android phone can view or read your notifications. If you want to hide your private WhatsApp messages from your lock screen, you can disable notification preview in two methods or ways.

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Disable WhatsApp Notification Previews On Android Screen

Here the steps below to disable or hide WhatsApp Message Preview on Android Phone or Tablet.

  1. Tap on the Settings of your Android Device
  2. Go to Device section and Select the Apps and Notifications in the Settings screen
  3. Now tap on the Notifications option on the Apps and Notifications next screen
  4. Then tap on the On Lock Screen option
  5. Tap on the Hide Sensitive Content on the pop up that appears
Go to Android Settings, & Notifications option
Go to Android Settings, & Notifications option
On Lock Screen and Hide Sensitive content
On Lock Screen and Hide Sensitive content

At the end of the above steps of setting will stop WhatsApp Message Preview from showing on the Lock Screen of your Android Device phone.

Note: You can see the list of download apps by a tap on the Application Manager on the Samsung phones.

Hide Sender Name of WhatsApp Message on Android Lock Screen

When you disable WhatsApp Message Notification content, but you will still view the WhatsApp Message Notifications with only the name of the sender when you receive WhatsApp Messages. The name of the WhatsApp messages sender will visible on the Lock screen on your Android device.

However, you may not even want to appear Names of WhatsApp Message senders being appeared on your Android device lock screen.

If you want to totally notification message then an option, in this case, is to completely hide or disable WhatsApp Message Notifications from displaying on the Lock Screen of your Android device phone.

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Step to Disable WhatsApp Notification Message Completely

  1. Go to Settings on your Mobile
  2. Scroll down the tap on Apps & Notifications option (It Maybe Apps or Application Manager)
  3. Tap on Notifications option on Apps & Notifications screen
  4. Next tap on the On Lock Screen option on the Notification screen
  5. Now tap on Don’t show Notification at all option on the pop-up that displays
Go to Android Settings, & Notifications option
Go to Android Settings, & Notifications option
On Lock Screen and Don't show notification at all
On Lock Screen and Don’t show notification at all

Note: You can see the list of download apps by a tap on the Application Manager or Apps on the other android phones.

After that, all your WhatsApp Notification will completely stop from appearing on the Lock Screen of your Android Phone.

How to Enable WhatsApp Message Notification

If you want to enable back WhatsApp Message Notification completely then follow the below steps:

  1. Tap on Settings of Android
  2. Select Apps & Notifications
  3. Press Notifications on the next screen
  4. Then select on the On Lock Screen option
  5. Tap on the Show All Notifications Content

When you enable the settings then WhatsApp message notification preview will appear on your android screen. 

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Alternative Way to Disable Notification Preview for WhatsApp on Android

Here are the alternative ways to disable message notification preview for WhatsApp on Android devices:

How to Disable Notification Preview for WhatsApp Using WhatsApp Settings

  1. Open your WhatsApp App
  2. Tap on the More or Three-Vertical dots menu option
  3. Select the Settings from the menu
  4. Tap on the Notifications option on the settings screen
  5. Go to Message section tap the toggle to Turn off position next to the “Use high priority notifications
  6. Next, go to Group section tap the toggle to Turn off position next to the “Use high priority notifications
Open WhatsApp Settings, Notifications, & Disable Use high priority notification for Messages & Group
Open WhatsApp Settings, Notifications, & Disable Use high priority notification for Messages & Group

Hide and Disable WhatsApp Message Notifications and Sender Name

Here are the steps to disable and hide WhatsApp Message notification and sender name:

  1. Go to Mobile Phone Settings
  2. Select Apps and Notifications option
  3. Now type WhatsApp in the search bar at the top or scroll down to tap on See All Apps to open all list of apps on this phone
  4. Find the WhatsApp app and tap it to open App Info
  5. Select the Notifications option
  6. Go to the Chats section turn the toggle to off position beside Show notifications(Including Group and Messages Notifications)
  7. If you want to disable Messages or Group notifications individually then Uncheck checkbox beside Group or Messages Notifications
  8. If you want to disable all Notifications then tap to turn the toggle off position beside Show Notification at the top App info page (It will disable all notification Including Chats and Other like chat history back)
Go to Android Settings, & Choose WhatsApp or See All Apps option
Go to Android Settings, & Choose WhatsApp or See All Apps option
Open WhatsApp App Info, Notifications, & Disable Notifications
Open WhatsApp App Info, Notifications, & Disable Notifications
Tap on Show Notification to Completely Hide or Disable
Tap on Show Notification to Completely Hide or Disable

You can also Go to Android Homescreen>Tap and Hold WhatsApp App> Select the App Info>Notifications and follow steps 6, 7, & 8 to disable WhatsApp notification and Notification preview and sender.

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 Frequently Ask Question-FAQ

Here are some frequently asked question by different people and might your interested to read it:

How do you preview messages on WhatsApp?

If you select once on a WhatsApp chat, you will be taken straight into the messages. But if you tap hard and hold on the WhatsApp chat, you will get a full-screen preview of what’s inside. This lets you view and read around a dozen of the latest chats messages sent in this chat without triggering the WhatsApp blue ticks.

Android WhatsApp notification preview

If you want to android WhatsApp notification preview then Open WhatsApp >tap on Settings>Click on Notifications>Scroll to the bottom and toggle ‘View in lock screen’ to ‘Off’. For others Handsets Open WhatsApp> go to Settings>tap on ‘Show Message Preview’>Just Disable It.

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How can I hide WhatsApp content in notification bar Android?

Yes, you can hide WhatsApp content in the notification bar on using Android Settings and notifications and choose WhatsApp and select on the lock screen and choose to hide sensitive content. You can also follow the above-given method with screenshots.

How to stop WhatsApp messages appearing on screen – android

You can stop WhatsApp Messages notification or appearing messages on screen from the android mobile settings and notification by choosing WhatsApp. Then tap the on-screen lock to hide Don’t show Notification at all option. You will no more see message appearance on your android screen.

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WhatsApp notification android

Go the WhatsApp Settings and tap on the Notification on the next screen you will see all notification option for disabling and enabling.

How to hide WhatsApp content on lock screen android

Yes, you can hide WhatsApp content in the notification bar on using Android Settings and notifications and choose WhatsApp and select on the lock screen and choose to hide sensitive content. You can also follow the above-given method with screenshots.

I don’t want message content or a preview.

If WhatsApp Show message content in the notification bar you will need to disable it from the android settings>notification>choose WhatsApp>on lock screen option and choose to Hide sensitive content. You can also follow the above ways to disable Don’t show Notification at all option

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